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2013 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala

abv 14.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 85 JR
  • 99 JS
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SKU: 43638-2013

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2013 Barolo Bussia Cicala is a beautiful wine with impressive depth and a profound sense of sharpness. This part of the Bussia cru sees a mix of clay soils (40%) with limestone (60%). In a sense, Cicala is the most indicative of the greater Bussia cru both in terms of its geological properties and its general taste profile. You get a lot of fruit in this wine followed by tannic firmness and evident power. Together, the wine presents balanced results. The alcohol here is 14.5% and I'm told that the upcoming 2016 vintage is almost a full degree stronger.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2035
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 231
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    This starts out with brilliant macerated cherry flavors, accented by rose, tar, spice and mineral elements. Firm, yet pure, complex and long, with a dense matrix of tannins shoring up the finish. Offers a fine, brambly aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2043. 400 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Issue: Web Only - 2018
  • James Suckling | Rating: 99

    The aromas of flowers, blackberries, and white truffles are superb. Full to medium body and ultra-fine tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. An amazing Cicala. Don't miss this. Drink in 2022.
    Drink Dates: 2022
    Author: James Suckling
  • Vinous | Rating: 86

    Searing tannins dominate in the 2013 Barolo Cicala, another anonymous Barolo from Aldo Conterno that says nothing about the personality of this Monforte site. There is good depth and persistence in the glass, but I am not sure that is a good thing, as the elements of the wine that are persistent are not at all pleasant.

    Drink Dates: 2020-2028
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: February 2018
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Monforte d’Alba. Cicala is next to Colonnello, but on a steeper slope. The site has very poor soil and the roots need to go very deep. More clay and iron, creating ‘a darker expression of the fruit’. The wine spends five weeks on the skins and is aged for 29 months in 25-hl Slavonian oak barrels.

    Lustrous ruby with bright, narrow orange rim. Beautiful deep, dark and brooding nose with hints of dark spice. The palate is a perfect triangle of fruit, tannins and acidity. Youthful and obviously needs much more age, but already quite beautiful with mouth-filling perfume. (WS)

    Drink Dates: 2020-2038
    Author: Walter Speller
    Issue: April 2017
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  • Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 78 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors